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6-year-old child from Chile performs and absolutely crushes a Reptile infinite combo in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 arcade

With ease

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • December 16, 2021 at 12:29 p.m. PST • Comments: 15

It is always incredibly heartwarming to see top notch fighting game skills on display from the youngest of competitors. With how difficult these games tend to be — both in getting good and just on the execution front — seeing the littles ones getting started at an early age gives us hope and a glimpse at a future generation of fighting gamers.

6-years-old is a damn young age to get started in fighting games, and it's even more baffling to see a child of this age who already has skills developed and insane execution. Well, this clip of Max from Chile performing a difficult Reptile infinite combo in the arcade version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is nothing short of astonishing, and it's so good that we're going to ignore the game's M rating... just for a moment.

"Another champion who is preparing for #MK12 with only 6 years from #CHILE," writes ETCMcflyChile on Twitter, who shared the clip. "Again Max surprises us with this combination."

Surprise is right as what Max is doing here is hard to do even for seasoned fighting game players.

This Reptile infinite uses run cancels and juggles to continually side switch and keep the opponent in the air and taking damage. It is often the formula for touch of death combos, and there are several variations of it that can be done.

Max looks to be using the variation that incorporates a walk forward into forward + high punch, which is then canceled into a run. The child is so small here that we see a full hand being used to hit the buttons instead of just a finger, and despite this, the execution remains flawless.

My favorite part of this whole sequence, though, has to be the crouching punch facing the opposite direction that is closed out with a big uppercut to put a stamp on the whole thing. That is the ultimate swag right there, and little Max seems well aware of that.

Upon finishing the combo, the child erupts with joy and is clearly very proud of the accomplishment.

We can't wait to see where Max ends up in the future, and even though the tweet mentions preparation for Mortal Kombat 12, this young competitor still probably won't be of age by the time that title rolls around — but we won't tell if you don't.

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